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Tie-on diapers

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 2:03 AM
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I've been trying to decide how best to make my latest diapers, as I've lost my only pin and can't afford to buy any more. It occurred to me that perhaps I could make ties, so I looked online and it does seem possible. I was wondering if anyone could think of how best to do this. Could I just make loops on the back tabs, then add jewelry clasps to the strings so I could attach/detach them? I'm using cotton shoelace for strings, so I'm not sure if maybe they'd have to be washed every time. Any ideas?

 
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cowgirls10181
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM

could you stich it to them say 3 pieces one to each side and then tack one in the middle to attach their then warsh with the diapers

Of corse I use covers only and prefolds with a snappi to hold them up

xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Jan. 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Do you mean add a third loop in the middle, or tack a string in the middle?

 
reynam
by on Jan. 3, 2009 at 1:27 PM

i would say sew on piece to the back of the dipe (the part you fold towards the front. and then when you bring it together tie them. or i think i saw a dipe that had like a drawstring thing in it but not sure how they did that!

3rdtymsthecharm
by on Jan. 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM

I had a cover that was like a hour glass shape and I tied the sides together and it worked well

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xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Jan. 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Well, I've made two so far. The tie-on part works just fine - I just need to figure out how to change the pattern so he doesn't have a gap at the back of his legs. The wings on the first were a little short, so I was hoping that was the problem...but the second one is bigger and still has gaps. Here are a few pictures of how they came out:


The first two are of the first dipe I made, the last two are of the second.

 
StarMommy77
by on Jan. 5, 2009 at 7:28 PM

How genius of you! You are a smart thrifty, crafty Momma! Really neat.. Thank you for posting the pics.. Until I saw them I thought I was reading Greek.. makes total sense now!

xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Jan. 6, 2009 at 12:48 AM


Quoting StarMommy77:

Until I saw them I thought I was reading Greek..

That tends to happen. I'm really bad at explaining/describing things.


Anyone know what I can do about gaps behind the legs? I figure I wasn't very clear on that issue, either, so I thought I'd mention it again. Here's a picture of the problem:

It's where leg, diaper, and shirt meet. I have no idea what's wrong with my pattern - help?!

 
cowgirls10181
by on Jan. 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM

do you have elastic in the leg's if not try adding some if you do shorten it that will help with the gap it will make the leg holes smaller I had the same problems with my first cover

about what i poseded the other day I was suggesting a loop in the center or center tie on the front of the diaper make ( I was trying to suggest that you make then simialr to a stroller buckle if that makes more sence) sorry not good at description either. to help hold the diaper up in the front but I like what you did looks better than my first try 6 yrs ago which I gave up on!

Quoting xtwistedxlovex:

 

Quoting StarMommy77:

Until I saw them I thought I was reading Greek..

That tends to happen. I'm really bad at explaining/describing things.

 

Anyone know what I can do about gaps behind the legs? I figure I wasn't very clear on that issue, either, so I thought I'd mention it again. Here's a picture of the problem:

It's where leg, diaper, and shirt meet. I have no idea what's wrong with my pattern - help?!


xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Jan. 7, 2009 at 8:17 PM


Quoting cowgirls10181:

do you have elastic in the leg's if not try adding some if you do shorten it that will help with the gap it will make the leg holes smaller I had the same problems with my first cover

Thanks. I used the RRP pattern...altered a bit, but with the original elastic marks. I stretched the elastic as tight as humanly possible...it's completely sewn in with a 3-step zigzag. So how would I shorten that? Do I take it out and just have it cover less of the diaper, or would that not help since it's already stretch as tight as it will go?

I suppose I should add that instead of using just two layers of flannel like the pattern suggested, I used 2 (outer) flannel and 2 (inner) 100% cotton t-shirt material.

Edit: I just found an old post saying the elastic is stretchier if it isn't directly sewn on. I suppose I'll try that.

 
.Amanda.Dawn.
by on Jan. 10, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Yeah, some people have better luck sewing a pocket around the elastic rather than sewing directly on it.  That's how pajama pant waists are generally made.  That's how I usually do mine, but I'm experimenting with just doing the zig-zag stitch because I don't like having to topstitch around it, it's so hard to do it quickly without sewing over the elastic at all.

Quoting xtwistedxlovex:


Quoting cowgirls10181:

do you have elastic in the leg's if not try adding some if you do shorten it that will help with the gap it will make the leg holes smaller I had the same problems with my first cover

Thanks. I used the RRP pattern...altered a bit, but with the original elastic marks. I stretched the elastic as tight as humanly possible...it's completely sewn in with a 3-step zigzag. So how would I shorten that? Do I take it out and just have it cover less of the diaper, or would that not help since it's already stretch as tight as it will go?

I suppose I should add that instead of using just two layers of flannel like the pattern suggested, I used 2 (outer) flannel and 2 (inner) 100% cotton t-shirt material.

Edit: I just found an old post saying the elastic is stretchier if it isn't directly sewn on. I suppose I'll try that.


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